LETITIA ROWLANDS Fathers who smoke are more likely to have children with asthma even if they quit the habit before their baby is conceived, according to new research.
Nicky Phillips and Amy Corderoy A new Australian company is offering pre-conception genetic testing for 145 diseases so couples can learn if they are unwitting carriers of disorders which may be passed on to their future babies.
LINDY ALEXANDER It is one of the most common viral infections, but few people have heard of it.
Brooke Tasovac Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.
Armin Brott A lot of men put off quitting - or asking their partners to quit - out of fear that withdrawal might lead to some marital tension. Bad choice.
Melody McCabe It can be difficult to celebrate other people's pregnancies when you are struggling to conceive.
Craig Butt, Health Reporter A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.
AMY CORDEROY Fertility doctors have described their "most extraordinary case" - creating a healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man had died.
Cristina Odone A mother has helped her 24-year-old son become a father by being a surrogate for a baby conceived using her son's sperm and a donor egg.
Staff writers IVF mums and dads are able to collect video and picture keepsakes right from the moment of conception.
JULIA MEDEW Carla Pincombe will consider donating her eggs on one condition: the recipients tell their children about her.
Sarah Knapton A new method that screens embryos for more than 200 disorders is already making dreams come true.
Melody McCabe When a couple is desperate to become parents but are faced with disappointment month after month, anything which might help them is welcome. But can meditation really assist with fertility?
LETITIA ROWLANDS Lorraine Donakey thought she might never become a mum after six miscarriages. But after undergoing a new treatment which involves the use of a substance containing egg yolk, she now has a healthy baby girl.
Paula Goodyer Acupuncture has a mysterious but positive influence on a range of hormonal problems, including polycystic ovary syndrome and the hot flushes of menopause.
Nancy Maes Adopting a child is supposed to be a joyous event, but for some mothers it is far from a Hallmark moment.
JUDITH IRELAND Australians have wildly different experiences on their journeys to adopting children.
Ellen McCarthy After years of trying for children, Lauren and Joe Kamnik were blessed with three within a little more than a year - via adoption, a surrogate and a natural pregnancy.
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